A revolution in the fight against head injuries.
i1 Biometrics Intelligence: Real-time understanding of a collision’s impact to your brain.
We’re tackling the growing epidemic of undiagnosed Sports Brain Injuries head on. The revolutionary i1 Biometrics Impact Intelligence System gives sideline personnel the ability to accurately measure the location and level of any given impact, and to establish an athlete’s history of exposure and injury. At its core, our state-of-the-art mouthguard is transmitting real-time information allowing real-time decisions about a players’ ability to continue on the field. It’s the first solution to be inside the player’s head to protect them from the inside out.
Impact Detection i1 Biometrics Impact Technology utilizes embedded microscopic technologies that accurately measure the impacts and accelerations a players brain experiences during play.
Data Transmission Data is transmitted in real time to a laptop at the sideline and is stored on a secure internet database.
Notifications & Alerts Sideline personnel can view alerts and notifications about a player’s head with a mobile notification device or computer from the sideline.
Athlete Assessment The system provides tools that help assess an athlete’s status to return to play or establish recovery protocols.
Our Breakthrough Basics.
Why is a mouthguard a good place to measure impact?
i1 Biometric’s mouthguard fits tightly onto the upper teeth of the athlete. And because the upper teeth are rigidly attached to the skull, the mouthguard can accurately measure skull movement and calculate the acceleration and deceleration experienced by the brain.
Is the system intended to provide a diagnosis about the presence or absence of concussion?
The system is not intended for use as a diagnostic tool, particularly since individual instances of concussion occur under a wide range of external input conditions. No clear threshold for concussion has been established to date for any of the measured impact parameters.
Will the system prevent concussions?
The system will not prevent concussions, but it is a tool for sideline personnel to detect impacts athletes receive on the field of play.
Can the system tell when a player needs to be removed from a game?
No, but the data collected and the sideline assessment tools will allow sideline personnel to assess and evaluate if a player needs to be removed from the game. The system is not meant to replace the physician or team medical staff’s judgment. It simply gives the physician or medical staff more information to make a more informed decision.
Where does the data get stored? How is it being analyzed?
The player’s data is stored in a secure cloud-based database, and is analyzed using proprietary software.
Will the system work during practice?
Concussions do not only occur during games. The system also provides impact monitoring during contact drills. After the practice, the information gathered by the system can assist in identifying players that have sustained the hardest impacts so that they may be instructed on safer hitting and/or tackling techniques.
Has research and testing been conducted?
Yes, the i1 Biometrics Impact Technology has undergone rigorous research and testing in the laboratory and research is ongoing at leading universities and institutions
Does this mouthguard provide the same protection as other non-impact sensing mouthguards?
Yes, the mouthguard provides the same level of protection with the added impact monitoring benefits.
Do I have to worry about having electrical devices in my mouth?
In the highly unlikely event that the components inside the mouthguard were to become exposed to the user’s mouth, there would be little to no risk posed to the user. The circuitry inside a mouthguard operates at 2.85V and below, falling well below the established CE and UL limits for Safety of Low-Voltage devices.
How can my team order the i1 Biometrics Impact Technology?
We are currently taking requests for delivery. Email one of our sales agents here.
How much does the system cost?
The system varies in cost based on the number of mouthguards utilized. Please contact us for more information.
Our Breakthrough Basics
Traumatic brain injury, including concussion, occurs in sporting activities when the head is subjected to sudden high magnitude acceleration due to an impact. Such impacts may occur as a result of accidental or intentional collisions between athletes, or between an athlete and an inanimate object, e.g., a ball, goal post, fence, or the ground. i1Biometrics is prioritizing its research and development efforts in areas surrounding both linear and rotational acceleration.
Linear acceleration occurs when the head experiences a change in speed while moving in a straight line, for example when an outfielder collides with the outfield wall while tracking a deep fly ball. Rotational acceleration occurs when the head experiences a change in its rate of rotation, even if there is no straight-line motion. Since most sporting impacts include components of both linear and rotational acceleration, we made it our goal to create a measurement system that could capture all the elements relevant to brain injury.
We designed the i1 Biometrics Impact Intelligence System with the Virtual Measurement System to provide high-accuracy measurements of all head motions, that may contribute to traumatic brain injury. Because the system is coupled to the skull, not the helmet, shoulder or chin strap, we are able to precisely measure linear acceleration and rotational acceleration in 3 dimensions.
To validate the performance of our design, we built the Impact Lab -- and put our system to the ultimate challenge with an impact pendulum tester and a linear impact tester, both calibrated for high-performance data collection.
The i1 Biometrics Impact Intelligence System was then built into a custom headform with an articulated mandible
... and we let the fun begin!
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